The Traffic Signal Control Method and Applicable Condition of U-Turn in Urban Arterial Road

  • Xian-cai JiangEmail author
  • Chen Yu
  • An-ni Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 503)


In order to improve the low traffic efficiency at intersection caused by concentrated traffic conflict in Chinese urban road, the traffic signal-coordinated control method between median opening and intersection is proposed from the view of space–time resources optimization, and the road conditions and traffic conditions suitable for the U-turn in urban arterial road are analyzed. The intersection of Yangtze River road and Songshan road in Harbin is taken as an example, VISSIM simulation results show that the cycle, average delay, queue length, and waiting time of pedestrian crossing roads at the intersection decrease significantly after the application of U-turn and traffic signal-coordinated control method, which effectively verify the feasibility of the method. The method is beneficial to the traffic signal-coordinated control among urban arterial road.


Traffic engineering Traffic signal-coordinated control U-turn Simulation evaluation 



This research was supported by the Harbin Special Fund Program in Innovation Talents of Science and Technology (2016RAQXJ079).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Transportation Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang Scientific Research Institute of TransportHangzhouChina

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